Self Love Discovered Through the “Big Chop”

Five years ago at a professional conference, two ladies were thrown together as roommates. Like newfound friends, the ladies stayed awake all night chatting about life and getting to know one another. In the midst of this late night pow wow, one roommate shared with the other about her natural hair journey and the struggles she was facing during her transition. The next day — still giddy from staying up late — the two ladies hurried to nearest salon, grabbed styling scissors and clipped away the relaxed hair. Before they knew it, the “Big Chop” was complete, the transformation was Read More

A Vlogger’s Hair Challenge

As naturalistas, we can all agree that the natural hair journey is not the easiest road to travel. Being a naturalista is more than just being relaxer-free, it’s a newfound identity for some of us. We learn to love ourselves without any enhancements and allow the world to see us for who we are naturally, which is not an easy task. Ashley Singleton, a Virginia native and natural hair vlogger, can attest to the challenges of the natural hair journey. Ashley began her natural hair journey in 2005 during her senior year of high school, just as she was transitioning Read More

Fit Queen’s Natural Hair Journey

It’s flattering to get a compliment on occasion from friends, your significant other or even a stranger. But when your mom gives you a compliment, it has a different, more lasting effect. One of our most loyal Funky Junkies can attest to this truth. Five years ago, Funky Junky Kerri Swain, a Houstonian and naturalista, washed her hair after a workout. For convenience and ease, she decided to let her hair air dry – something she did seldomly. That same day, her mother visited her and to Kerri’s surprise, she immediately complimented Kerri on how beautiful her natural curls were. Kerri had been toying with Read More